I have been aiming for 80% raw vegan since 06 February 2009 (for seven weeks now). Some days I hit my goal, and some days I don’t. But every day, since 06 February 2009, I have had a green smoothie for my breakfast. So, at the very least, I am staying on goal for switching out a SAD (Standard American Diet) breakfast with a green smoothie raw breakfast.
Since my stated goal is “80% raw diet,” and I have achieved that only about 30% of the time over the last seven weeks, it would ostensibly seem that I have failed miserably.
But, actually, I don’t feel like a failure at all, which is weird for me. Like most people, it’s very easy for me to get down on myself. But each day, I get up with my intention renewed. “Today I will eat 80% raw.” Every day I do that.
And so, each day, I slowly creep towards that goal; each day is another step towards my intention. And the day will come when I am 80% raw, and the only way to do that is to keep trying every day. I’ve got the breakfast habit in the bag. Now I need to figure out a lunch routine, and I’m that much closer.
By the way, over the last seven weeks I have already seen an increase in my energy levels and lost about eight pounds. Even with baby steps, you can still see the incremental progress.